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It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty love affair.
Kate Summerscale brings the Victorian era to life in Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady. Through the portrait of Isabella Walker, Summerscale highlights the conflict between a frustrated woman and a culture that struggles with change.